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Standards Update: GPA 2172

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GPA 2172 has been reaffirmed and published as GPA 2172-14. QuantityWare confirms that BCG implementations for dry natural gas, that are based on the previous GPA 2172-09 versions, comply with this new Version.

Price model changes

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As of 01.10.2017 (First of October, 2017) QuantityWare will discontinue its “10 Year License Agreement with separate Maintenance Agreement” model. All customers who have purchased such a model will have the contract honoured until its agreed termination date.
From 01.10.2017 onwards, only the “Annual Usage” model will be offered. QuantityWare will provide multiple year-periods of usage in an Agreement if so wished by the customer.

Major Standards Update: ISO 91:2017 published

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This new measurement standard release represents a major achievement in international standardization and harmonization of petroleum measurement standards for the global oil industries. QuantityWare BCP 3.0 contains 82 ISO:2017 compliant template conversion groups. Read our Consulting Paper for further details (to document).
NOTE: From BCP 10B (technical release 21B) onwards (July 2010), ISO91 is fully supported.

Standards Update: ASTM D1555 and ASTM D1555M

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Standards ASTM D1555 and ASTM D1555M – Standard Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane (Metric) – have been revised and issued as new 2016 versions. QuantityWare has carefully analyzed these new versions. Since both ASTM D1555-16 and ASTM D1555M-16 require usage of the volume correction factor without rounding in calculations, new implementations are required to cover this new definition. The new implementations will be made available as advanced development within a note in Q4 2017, combined with an instruction guide how to migrate existing ASTM D1555 conversion groups to this new methodology. Template extensions will be shipped with the next BCS 3.0 CSP.

BCS 3.0 CSP01 Released

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With support for new standards and revised versions, usability and minor corrections, this CSP also contains the first standard implementation of API MPMS Ch.12, S&W Corrections – GSM/GSW and NSM/NSW – parallel calculations for SAP Oil & Gas systems. See the release Notes for further details. The Release Notes can be found on our Knowledge Base.

Standards Update: ISO 6976

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The third edition of the standard “ISO 6976 Natural gas – Calculation of calorific values, density, relative density and Wobbe indices from composition” was issued in 2016. Through technical revision, it cancels and replaces the second edition from 1995. As stated in the third editions’ introduction, adoption of the revisions detailed in this standard will not be without cost, as instrumental (and ERP business) software will need updating. QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this third edition. The major technical changes are:
1) New method to calculate ideal and real molar-based calorific value and thus subsequent calorific values (mass and volume based)
2) Introduction of net Wobbe index
3) New component data (n-dodecane, n-tridecane, n-tetradecane, n-pentadecane)
4) Completely updated physical property data and auxiliary constants
5) Harmonization with GPA 2172 and related U.S. customary based standards – Provision of different reference pressures in all formulas of ISO 6976
QuantityWare will provide new implementations and integration configuration options for ISO 6976(2016) with BCS 3.0 CSP02, which is currently planned for release in Q1 2019.

BCS 3.0 CSP01 Release Notes

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Technical consolidation of BCS Release 3.0 CSP01 will start on 03.01.2017, the target release date is 31.03.2017. The appropriate Release Notes for BCS 3.0 CSP01 have just been published, describing the final delivery content which will be shipped. The Release Notes can be found on our Knowledge Base.